CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) connects people to their local food source. Grown out of an old tradition, the CSA model has played an integral part in supporting the return of a strong local food system. The farmer offers ‘shares’ in the farm for sale to the local community in the winter or early spring season. By joining a CSA (purchasing a ‘share’), members enter into a partnership with the farm in which they share in the risk and bounty of each season. CSA membership helps pay for the early season costs of farming: seed, water, labor, equipment, and materials.
Here at Aspen Moon Farm, our dedication to providing members with top quality seasonal produce puts the freshest possible local food on your table every week. And in the process CSA membership can be lots of fun! See the seasonal changes first-hand each week when you gather your vegetables at the Farm or by observing what is available on the tables weekly at the Boulder Wednesday Market and the Boulder and Longmont Saturday Markets. CSA members are invited to 2 walking Farm tours (Spring and Fall) with the farmers to see the changes, ask questions, and get a feel for where your food comes from. Members may take advantage of our seasonal u-pick opportunities. Members receive first priority for seasonal bulk-ordering for home preservation projects.
2018 Summer CSA shares now for sale!
Click Here to sign up for 2018 Summer CSA .
Click the link above and sign-up now to ensure your family fresh local organic produce from a family farm that uses Biodynamic practices to produce the highest quality produce!
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Summer CSA share… What will I get? Your CSA share will be a variety of seasonal farm fresh vegetables and culinary herbs- 100% grown on Aspen Moon Farm. A pick-up reminder will be emailed weekly with a link to veggie list for that week and some notes for preparation of new or interesting items.
Example seasonal shares: These are just examples. Shares will vary with availability and weather.
June: 10oz bag salad mix, 10oz bag spinach, bunch chard, bunch radish, bunch turnip or carrot or beets, bunch green onion, pint sugar snap peas
August: 10 oz bag salad mix, bunch kale, 2 bunches carrot or beet, 2 onion, 2 zucchini or cucumber, pint tomato, pint purple green beans, 3 peppers, herb bunch
October: 2 heads lettuce, 5 oz bag arugula, 1lb broccoli, head of celery, 1 winter squash, 1lb potatoes, 1 Asian cabbage, 2 garlic bulb
Note: Shares may be a bit smaller in spring/early summer and larger in the peak of late summer/early fall.
What will I give? You give your support: financially, which ensures your local farm can meet the annual upfront costs of seasonal production; and by committing to buy local produce all summer long and fueling local agriculture. Together we are building a local food system!
2018 Summer CSA info: Tuesday at the Farm 4-7pm. CSA pick-up at the Farm is farm-stand style. Members gather and bag their own produce, like shopping at a farm stand. Members benefit from some available choices (for example: kale or spinach, beets or radish, big or small carrots), though not every item will be by choice. Please allow 5-10 minutes to gather produce. We will also have a few pre-bagged shares for the person on the run. Location is 7927 Hygiene Rd which is where our seasonal Roadside Farmstand is open to the public. Members benefit by being able to purchase extra items if desired.
2018 Summer CSA Boulder pick-up will be at the Boulder Wednesday Markets 3-7pm. These shares are pre-boxed for quick and easy pick-up. Some items choices will be available. Members benefit by being able to purchase extra items throughout the Market. There will be 3 weeks of CSA pick-up in October after the Wednesday Market ends. The tentative location for these October pick-ups is Alfalfa’s Market (Broadway & Arapahoe) 4-6pm.
2018 Summer CSA Denver pick-up at Potager Restaurant. This CSA option is a little different. Only weekly CSA shares and weekly Flower shares are available (no biweekly and no fruit shares). Pick up your share Tuesdays 4-6pm, the perfect time to stop in the restaurant for a drink and appetizer and to be inspired by the seasonal menu before you head home to cook for the week. Teri Rippeto, owner/chef, is one of the best true supporters of good local food and the menu at Potager reflects just that. A Fruit share is offered separately through Potager. Click the link for CSA sign-up above to see more details for this great opportunity!
Summer Vegetable CSA share sizes and cost for 22 weeks end of May- October.
- Weekly- $660 (feeds 2-4 people), $28-$31 average weekly value
- Biweekly- $360 (feeds 1-2 people OR folks who travel OR those who like to shop at the Farmer’s Market sometimes, etc…), Pick-up is every-other-week (11 total pick-ups) $28-$31 average value per week
Fruit Share– We are proud to offer Certified Organic fruit provided by Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss, CO. www.elafamilyfarms.com. The fruit schedule will be similar to last year: 6 pick-ups will be provided on 6 separate dates mid August- end of October. Peaches, Pears, Apples, Fresh Apple Cider & Jam. Click the “CSA sign-up” above for more details.
As some of you may know, lines can be long at the Farmer’s Markets for fruit (or often sold out). You pick up your fruit share with your Aspen Moon Farm CSA on the designated dates. This offer is only for CSA Members (those who have purchased a summer vegetable share).
Flower Share- 10 weeks of custom fresh organic flower bouquets to adorn your home, mid July- mid September. All flowers grown right here at Aspen Moon Farm. Flowers help to diversify the farm and attract need pollinators and beneficial insects for better crop production. They make the farm a more beautiful place for everyone.
Fall CSA Share- 7 weeks of fresh fall vegetables to extend the seasonal bounty. Nov- mid December with a double share just in time for Thanksgiving (providing a total of 8 shares). Pick-up is at the Farm only for the Fall Share, but in order to accommodate commuting, we extend the pick-up time frame to 3 days per week. The time frame for picking up your share each week spans Tues, Weds, or Thurs. This allows flexibility to accommodate weather and schedules.
Details and pricing for purchasing the above listed Add-ons will be available as you proceed through the online CSA sign-up. Click the link above (it is ok if you are just checking it out, you don’t have to commit until the final “checkout page”).
2018 Fall CSA Info: CSA pick-up is at the Farm Stand Tuesday through Thursday from noon until 6pm. Your shares will be pre-boxed and stored at the proper temperature in the walk-in cooler. Location is 7927 Hygiene Rd., which is also where our seasonal Roadside Farm Stand is open to the public. Members may have the opportunity to shop for extra items when the Farm Stand is open, weather permitting. This is the only location available for the Fall CSA. We have other locations available for the summer CSA. The flexible pick-up schedule helps to allow more ease for driving from Boulder or Denver and fall vegetables do well with this arrangement.
2018 Fall Share Cost for 7 weeks (8 shares): Weekly – From 10/30/18 to 12/11/18, with a DOUBLE share (this includes the value of 2 shares in one box) on 11/20/18 (to provide enough vegetables for all those delicious Thanksgiving recipes!) $250 (feeds 2-4 people), $31-$33 average weekly value. Buy two shares if you have the storage room (or a large family).
What will I get? Your CSA share will be a variety of seasonal farm fresh vegetables – 100% grown on Aspen Moon Farm. Item list and notes for preparation will be emailed weekly.
Examples of fall vegetables: These are just examples. They will vary with availability and weather. Root Vegetables: Carrots, Beets, Radish, Celeriac, Rutabagas, Turnips, Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Shallots; Hoop House Greens: Kale, Chard, Spinach, Boc Choi, or other Specialty Greens, Winter Squash, Horseradish, Dry Beans, Cabbage, Radicchio, Broccoli, Kohlrabi; We also hope to include other Specialty Items: Flint Corn (cornmeal – great for polenta or corn bread and muffins) and Aspen Moon Farm’s own Dutch Butter Popcorn!
2018 Winter CSA Info: CSA pick-up is at the Farm Stand Tuesday and Wednesday from noon until 6pm. Your shares will be pre-boxed and stored at the proper temperature in the walk-in cooler. Location is 7927 Hygiene Rd., which is also where our seasonal Roadside Farm Stand is located. Members may have the opportunity to shop for extra items when the Farm Stand is open, weather permitting. This is the only location available for the Winter CSA. We have other locations available for the summer CSA. The flexible pick-up schedule helps to allow more ease for driving from Boulder or Denver and Winter vegetables do well with this arrangement.
2018 Winter Share Cost for 4 shares (over 8 week period): Bi-weekly – From 1/9/18 to 2/21/18. $200 (feeds 2-4 people), each share is a $50 value. Buy two shares if you have the storage room (or a large family). Payments are due IN FULL upon sign up. Pick up days are Tuesday and Wednesday from noon-6pm.
1st share – Jan 9th/10th, 2nd share – Jan 23rd/24th, 3rd share – Feb 6th/7th, 4th share – Feb 20th/21st
Why join a Winter CSA? Purchase your storage goods in advance and Aspen Moon Farm will store and distribute them.
What will I get? Your CSA share will be a variety of Winter storage crops – 100% grown on Aspen Moon Farm. Each bi-weekly share will consist of the following: 5lbs of Carrots, 5lbs of Potatoes and/or Onions, 5lbs of Mixed Roots (Turnip, Radish, Parsnip, Celeriac, Etc.), 7-8lbs of Winter Squash and 2lbs of Grains/Dry Goods (Cornmeal, Heritage Wheat, Popcorn, Dry Beans, Etc.)
A limited number of Aspen Moon Farm Berries and Eggs will be available for purchase at the Farm for CSA members. Sold separately. Our happy hens are free-ranging and fed only local organic feed and farm pasture.
Thank you to Maureen Burkhart, super awesome local artist/photographer, for providing these photos. This was part of the “FRESH” Art to Farm project coordinated by the Firehouse Art Center and Arts Longmont in 2015. What a great community project!